Is Homelessness in Toronto Predicted by Race, Class and Gender?


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Essay #: 063881
Total text length is 18,068 characters (approximately 12.5 pages).

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Is Homelessness in Toronto Predicted by Race, Class and Gender?
The following paper shall argue that race, class and gender all do play a key role in whether or not a person becomes homeless. However, it is also true that socio-economic status, rather than gender or race, is the greatest predictor of homelessness; those who cannot afford to pay the bills will be, regardless of race or gender, evicted to the streets. For what it is worth, race and socio-economic class – and gender – all play a part, but the group that evidently suffers the most is white men; this situation can change, naturally, but white men make up a preponderance of the homeless in Canada – and this appears to be the case for Toronto, too. Thus, “racism,” in the...
The end:
.....d, the ensuing paper will look at how the homeless statistics for African-Canadians, Caucasians, and Asian-Canadians compare to one another. It is hypothesized that African-Canadians suffer more than the other groups from homelessness and that this is rooted in systemic discrimination and lower educational levels. However, the evidence still has to be collected to confirm this.
Conclusion: Summary and recommendations
The summary of this paper is that the factors mentioned above do cause people to end up on the street; we cannot get away from this sad reality. However, the final paper will need to explore which factor plays the biggest role – if one factor does – and the recommendations part will look at what we can do to make things better.